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Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

All-Time Most Main Event Cashes

Chad_Holloway • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

WSOP Top 25 All-Time Main Event Cashes

RankPlayer# of Main Event Cashes
1Berry Johnston10
2Humberto Brenes8
3Mike Sexton7
Jay Heimowitz7
Bobby Baldwin7
Phil Hellmuth7
Doyle Brunson7
8Steve Lott6
John Bonetti6
Jason Lester6
Johnny Moss6
Chris Bjorin6
John Esposito6
Johnny Chan6
15Hamid Dastmalchi5
Thor Hansen5
Dan Harrington5
Jack Keller5
Jesse Alto5
Hans “Tuna” Lund5
Jim Bechtel5
Robert Turner5
Dewey Tomko5
Donnacha O’Dea5
Rod Peate5
Mel Judah5
Peter Hedlund5
Mark Wilds5
George McKeever5

The River Is Kind To Alexander

Josh_Cahlik • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

With the flop reading {10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, Barry Shulman and Jason Alexander checked to their opponent in seat 2 who bet out 1,600. Shulman quickly got out of the way while Alexander made the call.

The turn brought the {2-Clubs}, pairing the board. Once again Alexander checked and his opponent chose to fire out 3,225 this time. Alexander threw out a check-raise, making it 7,100 to go. His opponent made the call.

The {k-Diamonds} struck the river and both players checked like lightning. Alexander flipped over the {A-Spades}{K-Spades} for a rivered pair of kings. His opponent shook his head while laughing and mucked his cards while Alexander scooped the pot, bringing him to 71,000.

Tags: Barry ShulmanJason Alexander

Team PokerStars Update

George Danzer de
George Danzer
de 73,000 9,000
Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
71,000 12,500
Fatima Moreira De Melo
Fatima Moreira De Melo
68,000 -7,000
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
nl 63,000 7,000
Pat Pezzin ca
Pat Pezzin
ca 54,000 15,000
Sebastian Ruthenberg de
Sebastian Ruthenberg
de 49,000 12,000
Jan Heitmann
Jan Heitmann
29,000 -1,000
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
us 22,000 -15,000
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us 12,500 -10,500
Jude Ainsworth ie
Jude Ainsworth
ie Busted

Yellowsub Sinks a Bit

[user198205] • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

After a flop of {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, Jeff Williams bet out 3,200 and the player on the button called. The turn brought the {4-Spades} and both players checked to see the {3-Hearts} come on the river. They both opted to check again and then Williams simply tossed his cards into the muck. The dealer started to push the pot to the other player before John Cernuto interjected saying that the player had to reveal his cards to win the pot. Indeed, Cernuto was correct in that if a hand goes to showdown the winning player has to show their hand to win the pot, even if the other player mucks.

The button did reveal his {7-Spades}{5-Spades} for a pair of sevens as he scooped up the pot.

Tags: Jeff Williams

Fleyshman’s Check-Raise Works


Three players saw a {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop that was checked around. On the {2-Hearts} turn, Dan Fleyshman led for 1,075 from the small blind and the big blind called behind him. The middle position player left in the hand folded as the {J-Spades} came on the river. Fleyshman checked this time and the big blind bet 2,150. After some though, Fleyshman check-raised to 8,000 straight. The big blind asked Fleyshman how much he had before he folded as Fleyshman moved across the starting stack once again.

Dan Fleyshman
Dan Fleyshman
32,500 4,500

Tags: Dan Fleyshman

Who is the Fairest One of All?

Shamus • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante
Richard Wyrick
Richard Wyrick

In case you're wondering about how Snow White -- a.k.a. Richard Wyrick -- is doing, he's currently sitting with about 22,000 chips.

Word is that Wyrick, who finished 27th in the 2006 WSOP Main Event for a nearly half-million dollar score -- felt as though things weren't going too well during the pre-dinner levels and thought a change of outfit might lead to better fortune.

A while ago Wyrick was given an apple, although if we're remembering the story correctly he may not want to take a bite.

Tags: Richard Wyrick

Richey Busted

tayke2 • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Brett Richey had been nursing a short stack for much of the day, and as we walked back over to his section, we noticed that his seat was empty. We saw on his twitter that his pocket queens were defeated by two opponent's flush draws when the draw made it on the river, eliminating him from the event and ending his 2011 WSOP

Tags: Brett Richey

Another Look at the 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

Chad_Holloway • Level 4: 150-300, 25 ante

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesFinal TablesBraceletsWinnings
Phil Hellmuth710.25530$1,591,004
Ben Lamb659.05431$1,331,832
Brian Rast550322$1,976,522
Chris Moorman486.20520$1,051,466
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier479.25421$811,639
Sam Stein416.13521$731,279
Joe Ebanks410.25311$1,179,031
Owais Ahmed408.03521$764,997
Mikhail Lakhitov401.80521$851,058
Jason Mercier385.33531$696,438
Mitch Schock364.81531$406,018
Sean Getzwiller343321$672,627

*Through Event #55

Glantz Bested by Rockets


The under-the-gun player opened for 800 and action folded around to Matt Glantz in the big blind.

The flop came {3-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Glantz check-called a 1,325 c-bet from his opponent.

Glantz took the initiative on the {8-Spades} turn and fired out 2,200. His opponent called.

When the {4-Spades} completed the board, Glantz checked and his opponent said, "I'm a big pus**," and checked behind.

"Sounds like you have a big pair," Glantz said.

Sure enough, his opponent tabled {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} and Glantz mucked.

Glantz is down to 19,500

Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz
19,500 -15,500

Tags: Matt Glantz

Dempsey’s Tank


We caught up with the action heads up on a {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} flop where James Dempsey in early position check-called a bet of 2,750 fairly quickly from a player in middle position. On the {3-Spades} turn, Dempsey checked again and his opponent fired 9,500. Dempsey proceeded to go into the tank and just stared at the board for a good five minutes as he shuffled some chips. Eventually, he softly pushed his cards towards the muck and dropped to below the starting stack.

James Dempsey
James Dempsey
26,500 -19,500

Tags: James Dempsey